Nintendo Switch accessories will not come cheap
Published in Games


Extra docking station, Joy-Con controller prices limit expandability

Given the plethora of news bits surrounding Nintendo’s upcoming Switch Console due on March 3rd, one of the more interesting details seems to be the price of purchasing a secondary pair of controllers or docking station to offer more flexibility in the mobile gameplay experience.

Samsung Galaxy S8 rumored to release on April 15th
Published in Mobiles


Big focus on front-facing camera improvements

While most Samsung mobile devices to be expected throughout the company’s history have never been short on rumored release dates, the latest report now claims that the upcoming Galaxy S8 will launch during mid-April with a major focus on front-camera performance.

Chrome cops some FLAC
Published in News


In a good way


Google has begun adding FLAC support to Chrome, and it should be rolling out to the great unwashed very soon.

New US cyber-guru runs ancient 'easily hackable website'
Published in News


Giuliani is clearly the right bloke for the job


New US cyber-tsar Rudy Giuliani runs a website with a content management system which is so out of date it runs on coal and was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel and easy as Sunday morning to hack.

Exploding iPhone 6 might have downed a plane
Published in Mobiles


Apple tops Samsung again


French authorities investigating the EgyptAir crash that killed 66 people have focused their attention on the Apple fanboy co-pilot and his iPad and iPhone 6S.

Samsung Galaxy S8 will keep the headphone jack
Published in News


Not copying Apple this time


Samsung appears to have decided that it is not going to copy one aspect of the iPhone 7 on its new Galaxy S8. It seems that the cordless headphone idea is too silly and unpopular.

Hamas hacked Israel soldiers by pretending to be girls
Published in News


Like the beard, gives me something to hang onto


The smartphones of dozens of Israeli soldiers were hacked by Hamas militants pretending to be attractive young women online.

Less PCs means less openness
Published in Notebooks


Consequences of the "death of the PC"

While there are many who want to see the end of the PC, its replacements are killing off some of the nicer aspects of that revolution, its openness and ability to program.

US Court re-opens Samsung versus Apple
Published in Mobiles


Rounded rectangle damages to be rethunk


The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has reopened a longstanding patent lawsuit related to Samsung copying the rounded rectangle of the iPhone nearly six years ago.

Smartphone industry faces tight component supply in 2017
Published in News


Mainstream devices now use larger displays than before


There is an increasing possibility that the smartphone industry may be headed towards supply shortages this year as China-based vendors are demanding rising volumes several key components, according to sources within Taiwanese supply chains.